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LR4 - dynamiclinkserver.exe causes high CPU utilization

Mar 11, 2012 6:52 AM

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I7 960 CPU, 12GB drives, two 2TB drives internal.   The lightroom catalog is on the 2nd drive.


I hava a master folder called "photos".  Numerous folders underneath that.   It totals to about 200,000 photos.


I right click on photos, start the "synchronize this folder" process.   It does the search, gives me a count of missing photos.   That happens pretty quickly.


I click the synchronize button, it's now 7 hours later.  The CPU's are pegged at 100%


I pull up the task manager

  • dynamiclinkmediaserver.exe *32 is at 88% CPU.   Doesn't seem to be accumulating an IO accounts
  • lightroom.exe is about 10% CPU.  Is accumulating read and other counds


I look at the drive meter gadget on my deskop - it shows just very minimal IO


I look at the network meter gadget, it shows very minimal IO


Any ideas?


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